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Prayer at government meetings traces back to West Virginia's founders

The recent 2nd District Court of Appeals decision regarding prayer at meetings and the appeal to the United States Supreme Court by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and other state attorneys general makes me think about God.  

It seems that God (the same Heavenly Father our forefathers prayed to) is slowly being whisked away.  

If at a state political or legislative meeting a man or woman uttered the following words would abject opinions be formed because of the emphasis on God?  

"Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we the people of West Virginia, in and through the provisions of this Constitution, reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God and seek diligently to promote, preserve and perpetuate good government in the State of West Virginia for the common welfare, freedom and security of ourselves and our posterity."  

Probably not, because this is the preamble to the West Virginia State Constitution.

A. Richard McGinnis

Charleston

 


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